Issue 11 of iX imagazine, the German magazine for IT professionals, cores among other topics how AR, VR are not only for gaming and how Microsofts develops industry applications for it’s Hololens with several partners. Applications go from maintenance, education to prototyping and medicine.

By reaching decision makers like CIO’s, IT directors, developers and system administrators in the German industry, iX is a great source to market business solutions.

iX also releases its 4th Datacenters and Infrastructure special insert. This quarterly insert is a great source for companies with products for the datacenter market. The editorial content of this issue covers:

  • A study on efficiency technologies that make use of German data centers
  • The energy costs produced by wind power that drive data centers
  • The event when containers put security at risk
  • How much energy that one can save when using chillers with water
  • How compact modern ODF-Solutions are packed
  • Which errors are caused by Network designs
  • The variants that RZ-Outsourcing provides

Other exciting aspects and new trends in the IT industry that iX covers in this issue are:

  • Amazon offering Elastic Beanstalk services that bundles offers that include computing and load balancing as managed services
  • Why digitalization is the main topic for this month’s issue and why there is a need to create the Chief Data Officer in a company
  • How the DSGVO can affect big data applications and what you can do to make sure that you’re on the right side of the law


About iX: iX is a monthly magazine specifically made for IT professionals who are looking for the latest trends and potential investments in the industry. Among the broad range of topics include an in-depth discussion of networks, software development, computer systems and other specialized topics written by editors and writers who are programmers, application developers and system and network administrators themselves. iX is currently being read and enjoyed by CIOs or relevant people who belong to the managing board in the data center, organization, data processing and telecommunication businesses.

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Nowadays, our life is connected and combine with artificial intelligence more than you thought. From your smart phone, home appliances, or even to Lego blocks— more and more products can be linked with the application of artificial intelligence. One of the most commonly heard personal assistant is “siri” invented by Apple. However, do you know that, in fact, Amazon and Google have their own personal assistants for their products too? The latest issue of c’t magazine will be introducing in detail on different personal assistants from a few well-known brands. Furthermore, other application of artificial intelligence and newest technology information will also be highlighted!

The c’t issuse 22/17 Topic Preview

Gamer’s Delight
The latest and greatest gaming monitors feature record response times down to 1 ms and refresh rates up to 240 Hz. The displays prevent micro stuttering with FreeSync and G-Sync. On top of that they provide different color profiles for different games. Add to that a built-in headphone rest and you will see why your kids desperately “need” one our contestants from 24 to 27 inches and HD to QHD.

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana
The four personal assistants from Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft appear to be know-it-alls. They have an answer to just about every question and help their owners in many different ways – all thanks to AI. c’t highlights the differences between them and reviews devices from other manufacturers, too.

Laptops with Core i5 and SSDs
Our current recommendation: a new Notebook should at least have a Core i5 CPU and a solid state disk. In our labs some of the latest models with quite reasonable price tags had to prove what they are capable of.

AI with Lego
How does a neural network figure out what kind of items comes next on the factory assembly line? We have built a tiny factory with Lego Mindstorms EV3. And using the framework Tensor Flow by Google we trained a neural network that is small enough to run on the smart Lego bricks.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
On October 17th the next edition of Windows 10 will come to millions of desktop PCs. c’t evaluates the new features and guides you through the jungle of license models and upgrade paths. Least but not last we put the new security feature under tough scrutiny.

The magazine will be issued in October 14th, 2017.

Security has been a concern for individual or corporations network users recently. Users are under the threat of hackers, malware, and viruses and the ways to spread them are also changing and unpredictable. Even though the innovative technology bring us convenience, without enhanced security products and services users may still be deterred. iX magazine’s latest issue by Heise will be delivering the in-depth introduction of security services. In addition, it will also introduce “digital transformation” and “Java 9”, which have been the hot topics lately. These are the latest technology trends cannot be missed out.

Issue 10/17 Topic preview

Market overview: Security as a Service
Security specialist knowledge about malware, log analysis, patch management or awareness training is not available in SMEs. In this breach jumped providers of managed security services. Tips for the selection of the supplier as well as a provider overview provides the market overview.

Software development: Java 9 is here
With Version 9, Java finally gets the modular Jigsaw system, which is expected by many developers. iX reveals how the new module system works and what else Java developers expect.

Corporate Strategy: Digitization
Everyone is talking about digitization and digital transformation, but what does this mean for companies? In the first part of a series of articles, iX examined whether digitization really needs to be a matter of top priority.

Customer Relationship Management: CRM and ML
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can not only make customer relationship management better but also more cost-effective. However, the emotionally staggered, ironic utterances are still stumbling.

iX extra Security: trends and products for it-sa
The digital transformation, and thus the Internet of Things, is a major challenge for security companies. And also the Ransomware problem is not solved long ago. iX reports what the security industry is presenting at it-sa.

Issue date: Sept 28, 2017

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iX extra SECURITY—Security trends 2017 & it-sa Guide:issue in iX 10/17

One of the most recent trends that companies need to deal with today is, on the one hand, digital transformation and the networking of devices – the Internet of Things. These radical changes must also be accompanied by new security approaches to ward off new threats. The second major security issue that companies must consider in their deliberations is the risk of Ransomware.

Online blackmailers are becoming more sophisticated and potential victims need to be able to provide countermeasures. The iX extra deals in detail with these areas, provides an understanding of the problems and shows how they can be solved.


The it-sa is one of the world‘s most important trade fairs on IT security. More than 400 exhibitors will be offering the largest range of IT security products and solutions in Europe, including physical IT security, services, research and consulting, at the exhibition center in Nuremberg from 10 to 12 October. Special areas and specialist forums also provide comprehensive information on current topics in management and technology. The it-sa is the starting point for all those who professionally deal with the security of IT infrastructures and decision-makers who are responsible for this


Both iX extra SECURITY & it-sa Guide is going to publish with the issue of iX 10/17 on Sept. 28, 2017. If you want to participate in this topical issue, do not hesitate to join us before the chance is gone!


A diverse range of hardware and software has been developed around Raspberry Pi, the compact single-board computer, with a highly active community of hobbyists and users. c’t Raspberry Pi 2017 presents this Raspberry world, offers useful tips for getting started and provides expertise for more challenging projects. Many designs and programming proposals give beginners and amateurs instructions on replicating applications as well as ideas for their own ideas.

Getting started:
• First steps with the Raspberry
• Overview of current hardware and software
• Installation, configuration and networking

Tinkering projects:
• Raspberry endoscope
• Raspberry information display
• Mini PC for less than €100

Fun and entertainment:
• Retro games consoles and accessories
• Internet radio
• CarPi – car infotainment

Networked home:
• Digital electricity meter readout
• Siri, Alexa and friends – homemade
• Telephone-connected Raspberry doorbell

It is undoubted that the future of Raspberry Pi is unlimited. If you’ve already gain the interest in Raspberry Pi, come join us!

This issue will be available on Sept. 25, 2017.


“Learning, making and sharing”, these three basic principles of the international Maker community are still topical today and have enabled numerous open source projects for hardware and software applications using the term „hacking“. Make offers a platform for this creative community to showcase its construction instructions and DIY projects made from old and new hardware components, microcontrollers, electronic parts and traditional materials such as wood, metal or fabric. Creative and surprising ideas and solutions are the icing on the cake.

Editorial staff supports these global maker groups with background articles and news about topics such as microcontroller and embedded development, electronics and digital manufacturing processes like 3D printing and laser cutting. The goal is to inspire the community to work on projects using tools like soldering irons and saws and to further develop their own technical ideas.

There is something for everybody: from interactive art installations to creative and self-programmed home automation.

However, the magazine’s contents do not only apply to electronics experts, but also to ambitious technical artists and creative computer designers.

In addition to the magazine, Make organizes the Maker Faire – a festival for the entire family – where makers, schools, hacker spaces and FabLabs inspire and invite to participate and replicate. Next to private makers, also companies can present their projects and products as sponsors of the Maker Faire.

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Make Online at

Maker Faire at

The c’t special issue ‘Smartphone-Fotografie’ (Smartphone Photography) is aimed at everyone who has integrated the smartphone in their everyday life and uses it to take pictures. The target group of the special issue is therefore not only ambitious amateur photographers, but also anyone who not only takes photos with their smartphone, but also orders photo products (such as photo albums), edits pictures on their mobile and is interested in other photo accessories including attachable lenses etc.


Accessories and services

Presenting useful photo accessories

Photography with spotting scopes

Ordering photo products by smartphone

Securing holiday snaps

Photo albums

Photo editing

Photo editing with KI

Photo editing in the browser

Better photos with the iPhone

Practical application

Photo tips for original smartphone photos

Photography apps

Children’s photos

Portfolios of well-known smartphone photographers

RAW photography

Smartphone-Fotografie’ provides readers with the latest and most comprehensive reports and related knowledge. Come and don’t miss out this chance joining us!

This c’t special issue will be available on September 11, 2017


The German Audit Bureau of Circulation (IVW) released the latest audit data for Q2 2017.

The latest numbers show that c’t magazine leads the market , with a total of 246’305 copies sold through subscriptions and newsstand sales, over 50 thousand more than the second contender ComputerBild, which is also targeting a different audience.

A similar situation shows for the more specialized iX magazine targeting computer professionals. Below graph shows the comparison of similar publications in the German market targeting IT professionals.

While above numbers are based on hard fact of copies sold, an even more interesting research result was published by Allensbach Media Market Analysis (AWA), one of the most important media market research firms in Germany.

This research does not focus on the actual copies sold, but on the analysis how many people actually read the publications.

The study is comparing reach in 2016 and 2017 and interestingly is showing that c’t magazine mentioned earlier is bucking the trend of declining of readership.

While other publications have high decrease in reach, maybe as readers can find similar information on the Internet, the reach of c’t is actually increasing.

This shows that the in depth and high authority content by the large editorial team by the Heise publishing group cannot be easily copied by online media. Readers seem to be noticing that.

It looks like 2017 is an interesting year for the German print publishers and we will be all looking forward for the next quarterly report.

IFA Special 2017, one of the largest technology exhibitions, will soon be held in Berlin during September 1st to 6th. According to the great success from the previous exhibition, with exhibitors from 50 countries and no less then 240 thousand visitors, this year will definitely be a huge one. And of course, Heise online will not going to miss the party! The editors of Heise, the most well-known German publishing house, will be reporting live from IFA about the hot topics about the products and market news and will be giving background reports for the highlights and top topics-from Notebooks to 4K contents, from Virtual Reality and Tablets right up to A/V streaming, smarthome and wearables. Since the readers mostly are from IT and tech industry, this upcoming exhibition will undoubtedly boost the readership! Are you one of the exhibitors? You want to draw more attention than you could on IFA? Adverting effectively is not an easy task, but here is a shortcut provided by Heise online.